USAID Project Jobs – Procurement Specialist (Lab/DCP) – Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:         Procurement Specialist (Lab/DCP)
Organization: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name: USAID Global
Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (USAID
GHSC-PSM) Project
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Procurement/TLP/Lab Advisor
About US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified consulting company that has
partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and
economic change around the world for overe 40 years.
About USAID GHSC-PSM Project:
Chemonics International is implementing the USAID Global Health Supply
Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (USAID GHSC-PSM) project in
Uganda. The purpose of the USAID GHSC-PSM project is to ensure uninterrupted
supplies of health commodities in support of United States Government (USG)
funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct
procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and
Population and Reproductive Health (PRH). In supporting USG funded global
health activities, USAID GHSC-PSM will develop and manage a wide array of
services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening
technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply
chain.
Job Summary: The Procurement
Specialist (Lab/DCP) will be part of the team responsible for procurement of
all Lab commodities under the targeted local procurement mechanism as well as
international procurement through GHSC- PSM Global Supply Chain Team. S/he will
work with several stakeholders to lay ground for procurements through active
participation in forecasting, supply planning and monitoring consumption and
use of lab commodities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Acts as the point of contact for sourcing of the
lab commodities and monitoring the progress of order fulfillment.
·        
Work in liaison with the Procurement advisor
TLP/Lab to ensure that all procedures are followed during procurement and that
documentation file are up to date as per the SOPs
·        
Implement program procurement tools (ARTMIS) and
systems to ensure timely and accurate procurement of laboratory commodities.
·        
Work with Procurement/ Advisor TLP/Lab to
establish and implement the Targeted Local Procurement Strategies for the PSM
Uganda Program.
·        
Participate in regular review and update of
supply plans for Laboratory commodities and work closely with Quantification
Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU)to ensure accurate supply plans are shared in a
timely manner.
·        
Strengthen and maintain relationships with the
local suppliers.
·        
Provide timely notifications of expected
shipments for each month/quarter to supply chain stake holders (QPPU, and Joint
Medical Stores) to ensure warehouse is prepared to receive incoming
commodities.
·        
Regular verification of GHSC-PSM procured stock
at central warehouses and Service delivery points (SDPs)
·        
Provide regular report on activities carried out
including monthly and quarterly reports on progress and achievements
·        
Carry out additional responsibilities as may be
assigned from time to time by Procurement Advisor (Lab /TLP).



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Procurement Specialist should hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or other relevant degree;
Master’s or other advanced degree in the relevant field preferred.
·        
At least three years of laboratory commodities
supply chain management experience. (Forecasting, supply planning, procurement)
·        
Knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual
and reporting requirements preferred; experience managing USAID-funded health
programs strongly preferred.
·        
Knowledge of distribution operating systems,
logistics, and program procurement required.
·        
Strong leadership and motivational ability.
·        
Strong written and oral communication skills.
·        
Excellent problem solving and decision making
skills.
·        
Experience using program information systems
·        
Written and spoken English required.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications to: ghscpsmuganda@gmail.com
Deadline: 15th December, 2017 by
5:00pm 
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